Archive by tag "technology"

Automation and Deaths of Despair

June 12th, 2017

On Monday, June 21, 1965, the day The Byrds released their hit single “Mr. Tambourine Man”, I began my career as an actuarial student. I have seen many profound demographic changes in the intervening fifty-two years, but nothing prepared me for the change which is the subject of this article.

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Ford Trucks vs. the Large Hadron Collider

June 1st, 2017

Automation is not just affecting how things are made. Increasingly, automation characterizes the things we buy and use daily.

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Automated Vehicles, Police & Farmers

January 18th, 2017

In December, my wife and I traded in our 2011 Malibu for a new one. The differences between the two vehicles were startling. The most obvious changes were the new features to improve the safety of people in the car and in the vicinity of the car. These include things such as adaptive cruise control [...]

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